Discovery certificate for object 2018fon
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22032 [ 2018TNSTR1267....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-31 17:17:05
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Source Group: GaiaAlerts

A. Delgado, D. Harrison, S. Hodgkin, M. van Leeuwen, G. Rixon, A. Yoldas (University of Cambridge), on behalf of Gaia Alerts team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018fon
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ckq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:46:30.130 (296.625542) DEC = +29:39:39.78 (29.66105)
Discovery date: 2018-08-27 16:07:40 (JD=2458358.1719907)


Remarks: Gaia source in Galactic plane brightens by ~1 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-27 16:07:40
Flux: 19.55 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-30 13:22:04
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2018fon